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Monday, October 06, 2008

 

Gee, I wonder who the owners will be voting for in November...




I'm thinking it might be Ross Perot. Is he still around somewhere?




I went over to check out the "Obama lawn" tonight. It's located near the corner of NE 19th and Irving. The spooooooky decor sure beats the pumpkin lights and cotton spiderwebs I'll be decorating my house with this Halloween season.




If you squint at that first photo you'll notice a pair of Depends wedged on a pole. Eeeep.




Here's some background info from Blogtown.

It's those kind of elaborate props that win homeowner Michael de Lapp the award for Most Enthusiastic Liberal Yard Decorator. De Lapp, a freelance designer and event planner, explained that the signs, toilet and skeletal McCain are leftovers from a crazy Obama fundraising party he held over the weekend. Aided by the presence of a full bar, party-goers willingly donated $20 to "ride the McCain express" (a wheelchair) around the block and $3 each to throw darts at a life-size cardboard cutout of Sarah Palin. All in all, de Lapp netted $2,200 for Obama and at the end of the night he buckled a strap-on to the Palin effigy, hot glued fireworks to her back and blew her up. All that was left after the inferno was a melted strap-on and a pile of ash.

Alarming violence-toward-women, witch-burning imagery aside, I'm glad we've learned how Palin can fire up the Democratic voter base. ha HA!


Say what you will but that fundraising party was at least more interesting than the efforts of the Obama-supporters I've seen milling around downtown these past few months.




My favorite: a McCain dummy in a wheelchair with a bony, upraised middle finger.




Ok, the toilet is a nice touch too.

The display has been up for going on two weeks and I wonder if anyone has messed with it. Given the political spectrum of this city, I'm thinking not. Meanwhile, if I leave a pumpkin on my porch overnight it will wind up smashed in the street by dawn.

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